Roser Tarrago leads Spain to the bronze medal in the FINA Women's Water Polo World Cup with the game winning goal in Spain's 7-5 win over China. Tarrago finished with 18 goals during the tournament and was named to the FINA World Cup All-Star Team.
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We already know Marvin Jones will be nursing a surgically repaired foot for the first quarter of the 2014 season, and it's true that only the remarkable depth at wide receiver will save the Bengals in that time. That statement speaks to the talent the Bengals have on the roster, but it also says volumes about what Marvin Jones brings to this Cincinnati team.
Cal alums Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears captured their 10th WTA title when they won the doubles crown at the Western & Southern Open on Sunday.
Getting To Know: New assistant coach Tracy Webster.
CalBears.com: What have you seen from the Cal campus and Haas Pavilion that really sticks out so far?
Tracy Webster: The campus is great. It is very clean. It is a large size, but not too big. This is a gym in Haas Pavilion where you can get it to rock. If you watch it on film, the fans are on top of our players and give them a great boost. It is a great sixth man here. I really enjoy being in these facilities and bringing guys on campus to see it. We are the No. 1 public institution in the world... you can't go wrong.
Getting To Know: New head coach Brook Eubanks
Fans are invited to the second annual Golden Bear Day, where they can meet many of their favorite Cal student-athletes, take photos and get autographs. Golden Bear Day will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 on Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza and on the concourse level of California Memorial Stadium.
Michelle Roberts, Boalt Hall grad (Class of 1980), was named Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association. Roberts is the first woman to head a major pro sports union.
Roberts had already made it, after all, winning a slew of high-profile cases and awards for her litigating prowess. But one night last year, while watching ESPN, Roberts saw an NBA player interview soon after Billy Hunter's unceremonious dismissal as head of the players' union.
"The player was asked if the union had been damaged beyond repair," Roberts recalled. "His response was a powerful ‘no', and that the players intended to take their union back and make it stronger than ever. His passion touched me, and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, that would be an exciting job.'" She looked into the position, conveyed her interest, was contacted by the union's search committee, and now holds one of the most powerful legal jobs in all of sports.
Head Coach Sonny Dykes and Offensive Coordinator Tony Franklin look to focus on the running game.
Cal alums Gennifer Brandon and Layshia Clarendon, of the Chicago Sky and Indiana Fever, respectively, both look for their first WNBA title. The WNBA playoffs begin this week.